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AFC Cup: JDT grab narrow edge vs Ceres Negros in zonal semis

By on January 20, 2020

first_imgJDT scored a third goal with a slice of good fortune three minutes later when Hazwan’s quick turn and shot was deflected by Super Herrera and wrongfooted Muller.Ceres needs at least a 1-0 win in the second leg at Panaad Stadium on May 31 to advance on away goals.The other semifinal pits another PFL side, Global Cebu, and Singapore’s Home United, which snatched a late equalizer to forge a 2-2 draw in the first leg at Rizal Memorial Stadium last Tuesday.The second leg will be played at Jalan Besar Stadium on May 30.ADVERTISEMENT Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CONTRIBUTED PHOTOJOHOR BAHRU – Philippines Football League side Ceres-Negros picked up two crucial away goals but it wasn’t enough to take the advantage in their AFC Cup Asean zonal semifinal tie against Johor Darul Ta’zim Wednesday night at Larkin Stadium here.JDT, the 2015 AFC Cup champion, rallied from a goal down to snatch a 3-2 victory over the Bacolod side in an enthralling clash witnessed by 14,280 fans.ADVERTISEMENT Argentine striker Gonzalo Cabrera put the hosts in front with a well placed strike past Roland Muller in the 18th minute, before Ceres equalized through Fernando Rodriguez’s diving header off a cross from OJ Porteria.The Busmen led 2-1 after Bienvenido Maranon scored with a curling strike from long range in the 25th minute, but goals from Safiq Rahim in the 44th minute and Hazwan Bakri in the 68th minute gave the Malaysians the edge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundCeres nearly went ahead in first half stoppage time but Porteria skied his effort after the JDT defense misjudged Manny Ott’s delivery.Porteria also forced a diving save from Farizal Marlias eight minutes after the restart, before Ott had a free kick saved in the 66th minute. Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak MOST READ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working LATEST STORIES For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Gilas’ Blatche shrugs off injury: ‘I’ll be okay’ Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

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Second Test marred by ball-change controversy

By on January 19, 2020

first_imgGROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC): A late strike by speedster Shannon Gabriel gave West Indies control of the second Test against Sri Lanka, but a ball-change controversy marred proceedings, headlining the third day and threatening to disrupt the series here yesterday. Leading by 47 runs after racking up 300 in their first innings at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, West Indies reduced the visitors to 34 for one in their second innings at the close, leaving them still in deficit by 13 runs. Gabriel, inspired by his five-wicket haul in the first innings, found the edge of left-hander Kusal Perera’s bat in the penultimate over of the day for wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich to gobble up an easy catch. Devon Smith had earlier struck 61 while Dowrich extended his good form in the series with a sixth Test half-century of 55 as West Indies tried to rally from their overnight 118 for two, following Friday’s rain-hit second day. Roston Chase chimed in with 41, but the Windies declined badly after reaching 241 for four, losing their last six wickets for just 59 runs. Impressive seamer Lahiru Kumara was the leading bowler with four for 86 while debutant pacer Kasun Rajitha claimed three for 49 and fellow speedster Suranga Lakmal, two for 50. For all the action on the field, however, controversy dominated the narrative as Sri Lanka refused to take the field at the start of the day after umpires, concerned over the altered condition of the ball from the previous day, changed the ball and awarded West Indies five penalty runs. That decision did not bode well with the Sri Lanka players and management, who protested the decision, and players remained off the field for nearly the first hour. Players finally took the field at 10:50 a.m., but the Sri Lanka fielders subsequently left the field in protest, remaining just beyond the boundary in discussions with team management, while match officials also huddled in conference. Action finally got under way half-hour before the scheduled lunch interval after Sri Lanka Cricket authorities instructed the team to take the field but “under protest”.last_img read more

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BLUES OFF TO KINGSTON FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

By on January 14, 2020

first_img The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to compete in the 2019 U SPORTS championships this Saturday, November 9 in Kingston, Ont.The women’s 8km race begins at 1 p.m., with the men’s 10km race set for 2 p.m., at Fort Henry. Both races will be streamed on USPORTS.liveToronto will field the same team as the OUA championships two weeks ago. There, the Blues women finished third, while the men were seventh overall.All eyes will be on 2019 OUA individual champion Lucia Stafford on Saturday afternoon. The fourth-year engineering major won her first career OUA title in 2019 and will look to be the second Varsity Blue to reach the top of the national podium in the past three years after Sasha Gollish claimed the 2017 gold medal.She will rely on fellow 2019 OUA all-star Katherine Lampard, as well as veterans Jazz Shukla, Christiana Agustin and Tanis Bolton to help the Blues lead the charge on Saturday.U of T’s men will look for another amazing performance from rookie Jack Stanley, who led the squad with a 25th place finish at the OUA championships.He will look to veterans Sam Kinahan and Craig Klomp to help lead the way, while fellow rookie Rohan Nowbotsing and third-year runner Cameron Cira will also be vying to improve upon their finishes at the OUA championships.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

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Pellegrini admits Man City are in ‘a bad moment’ and ‘lack trust’ in each other

By on January 6, 2020

first_imgManuel Pellegrini admitted Manchester City “are in a bad moment” after the Capital One Cup holders slipped to a shock 2-0 home defeat to a second string Newcastle side.Few expected the Magpies to do much in the clash at the Etihad but strikes from Rolando Aarons and substitute Moussa Sissoko stunned the hosts, who have now gone three games without victory.Alan Pardew firmly outwitted his Chilean counterpart as the Toon Army produced a counter-attacking masterclass against the Premier League champions.And Pellegrini said following the game: “We are in a bad moment. We have a luck of trust in all the work we do. We are conceding goals easily, we are not taking our chances and we are not moving the ball as fast as we normally do.Of course, it was not a good week. We drewin Russia and after that we’ve now had two defeats against West Ham and today. We must continue trying to recover, repeat our style of play and think about the future.“Last year we were the team that continued in four competitions, but this year having one competition less maybe we can concentrate on another one.”The City boss named a strong side against Newcastle despite Sunday’s derby with Manchester United looming and watched it come back to haunt him as both David Silva and Yaya Toure were forced off with injuries.Queried on the pair’s fitness, Pellegrini added: “Well David has problem in his knee, we will see tomorrow how big is it. Yaya was with some problem in his groin, but I think that’s nothing important.”last_img read more

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‘I’m with Atletico to the death!’ – Madrid star will NEVER join Manchester United

By on December 30, 2019

first_imgDiego Godin has ended any talk of a move to Manchester United by stating: ‘I’m with Atletico to the death’.The 29-year-old has been at the Vicente Calderon since 2010 and helped the Spanish club secure the La Liga title in 2014.Having impressed at Atletico, the Uruguay international has frequently been linked with a big-money move away and the likes of Manchester United have shown an interest.However, the centre-back has now committed himself to the club in an attempt to end any speculation.“I’m with Atletico to the death,” Godin told AS.“I’m a fan again, I’ve become enchanted by the club, so I decided to stay and every day I’m happier I made that decision.“I feel I can give more to Atletico and we can achieve important things. The best is yet to come.”?? 1 Diego Godin last_img read more

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CONFIRMED! Jordi Gomez seals Wigan return after leaving Sunderland

By on December 29, 2019

first_imgWigan have re-signed Sunderland’s Jordi Gomez on a one-year deal after the midfielder completed a medical at the DW Stadium.The 31-year-old Spaniard, who began his career with the Barcelona youth team, spent the second half of last season on loan at Blackburn where he scored three goals in 19 appearances.Gomez enjoyed four seasons in the Premier League with the Latics before they were relegated in 2012-13 and he rejoins the Championship club following their promotion from League One last term.Former team-mate and Wigan manager Gary Caldwell was delighted to get his man as he told the club’s official website: “There have been rumours about this one all summer and we have had to work really hard to get him here within our budget.“Football-wise, we all know what Jordi can do, and at 31 he is still at the peak of his abilities. His quality on the ball is second to none and he will be able to pass on his knowledge and experience on and off the fields to help the younger members of the squad. He adds great competition to the squad and we are delighted to have got him.”Gomez scored 28 goals in 162 appearances for Wigan last time around helping them to FA Cup glory in 2013 as well as being involved in the Europa League and he joins the rest of his team-mates in training ahead of Saturday’s trip to Nottingham Forest.Wigan tweeted: “@JordiGomez14 will of course take up the number 14 for his return to the club!” 1 .@JordiGomez14 will of course take up the number 14 for his return to the club! – https://t.co/RwLctFkVUN #wafc pic.twitter.com/9GX4UsyyaW— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) August 17, 2016center_img Jordi Gomez last_img read more

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Wenger says Jenkinson ready to compete for Arsenal place after injury return

By on December 28, 2019

first_img Carl Jenkinson celebrates scoring for West Ham United 1 Carl Jenkinson is ready to challenge again for a first team place at Arsenal after finally returning to fitness.The right-back suffered cruciate ligament damage in a match against Manchester City, playing on loan for West Ham in February.But now he is back in Arsene Wenger’s first team plans having successfully made it through a comeback match at the end of last week.Jenkinson played an hour of the under-23 game against Southampton and now the Arsenal manager wants to see his man gain more match action.Wenger said: “Now it is down to getting a little bit more competition. He has been out for a very long time, but he’s available to compete again now.“Carl has been patent and resilient. He has a fantastic mentality and he has worked very hard to come back. He had the support of everybody here at the club and I think he has done extremely well.” The former Charlton man, 24, won his first and only England cap to date in 2012 not much more than a year after his switch from south to north London.last_img read more

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Man United 1-1 Bournemouth: Ibrahimovic misses penalty in hectic clash

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first_img Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts after seeing his second-half penalty saved Manchester United missed the chance to break into the Premeir League’s top four as they were held to a 1-1 draw by ten-man Bournemouth in a hectic clash at Old Trafford.In a game littered with bizarre referee decisions and bookings galore, the Red Devils started well and deservedly took the lead through Marcus Rojo’s neat finish.But the Cherries had chances of their own and were soon level thanks to a controversial penalty, scored by Josh King.Bournemouth had Andrew Surman send off for a second booking shortly before half-time, but both sides were lucky to not suffer further dismissals, with Tyrone Mings stamping on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s head and the striker later elbowing the Cherries defender in apparent retaliation.United had a host of chances to seal victory in the second-half, but were left frustrated by their lack of finishing touch and Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc, who saved an Ibrahimovic penalty.Paul Pogba was particularly wasteful in the closing stages, with the point seeing United remain in sixth place, while Bournemouth also stay in 14th.The opening stages saw fans treated to an exciting clash, with both sides creating chances before Rojo’s opener, the Argentine diverting the ball into the net from Antonio Valencia’s miscued shot.But the game turned nasty following Bournemouth’s equaliser. United were left raging by the spot kick decision, with Phil Jones adjudged to have fouled Marc Pugh in the box, and it set the tone for the rest of a scrappy encounter.Ibrahimovic and Mings were involved in an ongoing battle, yet surprisingly both escaped punishment for a series of nasty exchanges between the two.But the Cherries man is sure to face retrospective action from the FA after his shocking stamp on the back of Ibrahimovic’s head as he lay on the ground, while the United striker could also be in further trouble for then elbowing the defender in the face as he rose in an aerial battle.The latter incident was spotted by a number of players, including Surman, who was shown a yellow card for pushing the Swede but was only sent off when Wayne Rooney reminded referee Kevin Friend that he had already booked the player earlier in the game.The first-half ended in chaos, and the second-half began with more controversy as United boss Jose Mourinho was seen speaking in the ear of Mings, with a Bournemouth player forced to intervene.Boruc was deservedly named Man-of-the-Match for his display in the Bournemouth net, with the Pole not only denying Ibrahimovic from the spot – rewarded after handball from Adam Smith – but also making great saves to thwart Pogba, Rooney and Anthony Martial.United had 21 efforts on goal and ramped up the pressure in five minutes of added time, but just weren’t clinical enough, with Bournemouth holding on for their first league point in five games. 1last_img read more

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Gary Neville launches scathing attack on Man United: ‘My blood’s about to boil’

By on December 25, 2019

first_img BEST OF 2 REVEALED The Norwegian called for a ‘reality check’ – and Neville suggests the players are showing their true colours.“Yeah I’m simmering to be honest with you and my blood’s about to boil,” Neville told Sky Sports.“I didn’t buy into that these players were always fantastic when they started to win for Ole in those two, three months. moving on no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LIVING THE DREAM Questions have been asked about the players’ attitude REPLY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions TOP WORK Gary Neville has slammed the attitude of Manchester United’s players in an extraordinary rant about the club’s current situation.Before the shocking 4-0 defeat to Everton, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had issued a wake up call to his men following a run of five defeats in their last seven games. “You know, making it look like they’re running back quickly, doing that little jogging one. Oh it’s rubbish.“And I think what we’re seeing now is what the players are.“There’s a lot of distractions around contracts and this is a big week,” he added. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 😤 – “I’m simmering…my blood is about to boil.”@GNev2 and @Carra23 look at the current situation at @ManUtd after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s comments about a “reality check” at the club. 😈Watch live on Sky Sports Premier League or follow online here: https://t.co/oKCJZOLlDO pic.twitter.com/PrEoFAcmxz— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 21, 2019“It’s a big week for them, Ole still said in that interview that the attitude was good.“But he hasn’t changed his language, which he has done this week, without seeing things that have concerned him.“When he says the players need a reality check, some of them, we can see it with our own eyes what’s going on there.“We know what’s going on, we can feel it and smell it, and that’s why my blood is boiling.“But I think it’s another week if you like before we go for it fully.” LATEST 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets huge blow LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining LATEST TRANSFER NEWS “I’ll keep my counsel in terms of individuals for another week, because to be fair they have had some difficult games and have been on an amazing run.“But it’s Everton today, Manchester City midweek, Chelsea next Sunday.“Next Sunday evening is the time to reflect because Manchester United will know next Sunday evening essentially if they’re going to achieve Champions League football this season. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED “If you think about the game we did against Liverpool a few weeks ago where everything was perfect, Ole had got the players playing again, Jose Mourinho was a bump, and basically it was just down to Jose.“Now we’re seeing what Ole talked about on Friday is that there is a reality check and I think it’s a reality check for all of us.“What Louis [Saha] alludes to there about players not running back properly, I went to Barcelona on Tuesday night and watched the game and I saw players pretending to run back. IN DEMAND Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? last_img read more

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Celebrations as €250,000 Christmas Millionaire ticket sold in Donegal

By on December 22, 2019

first_imgA Donegal shop has sold a €250,000 winning lottery ticket.The ticket was sold as part Christmas Millionaire Raffle ticket number 435295 won €250,000 at American House on Main Street, Bundoran yesterday.It’s a dream start to the New Year for some very lucky National Lottery Christmas Millionaire Raffle winners from all over Ireland and particularly so in Donegal, Cork, Westmeath, Kerry and Dublin. Last night a winning ticket worth €1 million, a winning ticket worth €250,000 and four winning tickets worth €100,000 each were drawn.Christmas Millionaire Raffle ticket number 179740 won the top prize of €1 million. The lucky ticket was purchased at the Topaz Service Station on Lower Tivoli Road in Cork on the day of the draw.A full list of winning ticket numbers for the top six Christmas Millionaire Raffle prizes follows below, together with the selling details for each ticket.€1 MILLION CHRISTMAS MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE TICKET 2016: Ticket NumberSelling Agent179740Topaz Service Station, Lower Tivoli Road, Cork.€250,000 CHRISTMAS MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE TICKET 2016:Ticket NumberSelling Agent435295American House, Main Street, Bundoran, Co. Donegal4X €100,000 CHRISTMAS MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE TICKETS 2016:Ticket NumberSelling Agent412757Dunnes Stores, Athlone Shopping Centre, Athlone, Co. Westmeath403435Eason, Church Street, Listowel, Co. Kerry.27012Spar, Curzon House, Abbey Street, Dublin 1326014Daybreak, Sillogue Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11 All Christmas Millionaire Raffle ticket holders have 90 days from the day of the draw to collect their prizes. The top six prizes can only be collected in National Lottery offices in Dublin.Playing National Lottery funds good causes across Ireland. To date the National Lottery has raised over €4.9 billion for good causes. This level of funding has made a significant difference to communities, projects and individuals in the areas of Youth, Sports, Recreation, Amenities, Health, Welfare, Arts, Culture, National Heritage and the Irish Language.Celebrations as €250,000 Christmas Millionaire ticket sold in Donegal was last modified: January 1st, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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